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enough for spending this me with us. the most important thing about tonight's event is all of you and everyone watching on c-span. what i hear you both saying is that it's up to us to continue to build a movement, a very ordinary american, that can restructure the process, that can create a new culture, that can create a new space for innovation and make some new demands. and i feel very energized by our dialogue tonight and i can't thank you both enough for being here. we'll see everyone else at the next politics for the people. thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> next on c-span3, a senate judiciary subcommittee hearing on racial profiling in the u.s. then female nobel prize winners discuss women's rights and peacemaking. after that, young female activists speak out about efforts to advance women's issues. and later, tea party activist c.l. bryant discusses why he left the democratic party. with congress on break this week, we're featuring american history tv's weekend programs in primetime on c-span3. tonight we look at the legacy of watergate on the 40th anniversary of the bre
is essential. the data we have already tells us that there's a problem. let's collect more data, and let's put in place some more remedies. your point about the supreme court and the equal protection clause, giving sufficient comfort to those who have been wronged by the police, that's simply not truth. the supreme court case lastbly in the case of wren which i can cite for you, basically allows police officers to make a pretextural stop based on race, ethnicity and national origin. it is the law of the land according to our supreme court. at times our supreme court gets it wrong, which is why which exhort this congress and this senate to step in and to enact a law when we know that there is a problem that has yet not come to the attention of our supreme court. so with all that i thank you. >> thank you. my time is up. i want to thank all of the witnesses. this has been a very, very important and useful hearing, and we have some areas of disagreement which i think we need to explore further, but i want to thank, particularly mr. gale and chief davis, for your excellent work over the years in l
the honor and privilege to interview william weld. thank you for joining us today. please tell us how you came to be involved with the inquiry. >> i got a call in the fall of 1973. i was an associate at a law firm in boston. asking me if i would be interested in interviewing for a job on the impeachment staff. at that point, it hadn't really gotten off the ground. i said, no, i have to stay on until i make partner. and then i called back in 15 seconds and said i made a grave mistake. can i still interview? he said, yes. so i had a telephone interview with sam garrison, running the republican side of the staff, not yet fully unified. some thought it never was. i went down, met with sam, had a good interview with him. and i was engaged to come in quite shortly thereafter and reported for duty in december 1973. >> tell us a little bit about -- first of all, about sam garrison. give us a word picture of him, please. >> he was a devoted family man. i think from the south. from richmond. and he worked like a tiger. slept in on sunday mornings but that was about it. he and i had a good personal
colleague, congressman gutierrez. thank you for joining us. >> thank you so much, chairman durbin, ranking member graham, for inviting me to testify here today. one of the proudest things i am from the state of illinois is being the senior senator in my state. i'm so happy and delighted to be with you here, senator durbin. i've traveled coast to coast to listen to immigrant stories. some of my colleagues have visited their cities that are here with me today. and immigrants everywhere tell me that they are regarded with suspicion. they tell me they are frequently treated differently, because of the way they look, sound, or spell their last name. in alabama, i met 20-year-old marta, a young woman raised in the u.s. one late afternoon while driving, she was pulled over. she was arrested for driving without a license and jailed so her status could be checked. because her u.s. citizen husband was not present, their alabama-born 2-year-old son was taken from the backseat of her car and turned over to state welfare agency. in south carolina, i meet gabino, who has been in the u.s. for nearly 13 y
to invite professor rotunda to close us out. [ applause ] >> thank you very much, kevin. this is i think -- the reception is at 5:00 down stairs and we never -- i don't want to keep from you that so i'll try to be pithy. 40 years ago strange phrases became creeping into our national vocabular ka bcabularv. stone waulg. the big enchilada. fbi director earl patrick gray let him twist slowly in the wind. john dean tells nixon there's a cancer on the presidency. these phrases and expletive deleted was another one and smoking gun. since then a lot of scandals have picked up the gate, billygate, iran-contragate. monicagate. wikipedia lists hundred gate scandals, including bart and homer simpson. so we look up to watergate to remember, people forget, for you it's all distant history. i recall the 25th anniversary there was a man on street interview in champagne, illinois where i lived and they asked the young college student what was watergate about? oh, some president resign. lyndon johnson, richard nixon, one of those two. we can laugh but it's easy to forget. a poll in germany showed that 20
offenses only upon conviction, creating a 24-hour hotline for anyone who believes they are a u.s. citizen or otherwise have been improperly served an immigration detainer, ensuring witnesses and victims of crimes are not inadvertently placed in removal hearings, and developing a strong oversight program in coordination with the department of homeland securitys office of civil rights and civil liberties. with regard to the 287-g program, we have 68 active agreements. that number has not changed much over the years. 40 are in a jail setting. 20 involve task forces. eight involve both. the jail model continues to be the most productive by far, accounting for a little over 9,000 of the 9,500 removals this year. the task force model has proved much less productive. with just 361 removals to date nationwide. we are phasing out most such agreements as a result. for example, of the seven task force agreements we just ended in arizona, six of the seven had resulted in no removals of any kind for the last two years. with regard to overall enforcement, i think we will end the fiscal year with simila
. we encourage the attorney general to retire the use of these threat assessments, but at the very first step, you can ask the fbi to do more vigorous reporting on you, even if it is in camera. retraining is essential. remember, all the folks that got that lovely little chart showing how the arab mind is a cluster mind, and i'm quoting verbatim. is a cluster thinker while the western mind tends to be a linear thinker. they were trained on this. so until we retrain them and tell them that that's not the case, was never the case, they're going to continue to do those activities. and so i think retraining is essential, and probing into the assessments and how those assessments are used particularly in a muslim context would be a place of important focus. >> thank you. thank you, mr. chairman. i notice you're back. so you already took the gavel. didn't you? thank you all. thank you. >> senator kuntz. >> thank you, chairman durbin. thank you for calling this hearing for your long and passionate and vigilant advocacy for civil rights and for your real leadership in this area for this leg
, if i have a pre-existing condition, i'll just live with that. i won't use any 4e8th care funds or do anything about that. >> a lot out there, who wants to go first. >> i can address some of them. if you don't think the health care system is broken, that's certainly a fair opinion to have. i don't think a lot of americans would share that opinion. by broken i don't mine nonfunctioning at all. there's a lot of changes we could make to make it work better. i think a lot of americans think it should be a lot better than it currently is. it does start at $95, but it escalates rapidly within two years it will be $695 or 2 and a half percent your income up to a cap. we can start talking about real money there. that's separate from the new tax on investment income and cadillac plans, all together about $800 billion of taxes. it's not chump change. >> the u.s. health care system is phenomenal in certain regards. it can do enormously beneficial things for people. i'm going to stick with broken for reasons joe says. if you look at particular pieces, it costs too much, but you can look at other
talks about how slaves used the u.s. mail to communicate with other slaves and how they planned and executed escapes to canada, mexico and the caribbean. held at penn state university this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you, tony. that was almost ministerial. i feel as if i'm really in church now. okay. it's an honor to be here. thanks for making this possible. it's wonderful to be in penn state in march and see people in shorts. there is something to be said for global warming. let me suggest a couple of things as we start -- before we start rattling on tonight. one is i'm going to set this discussion these series of lectures beginning with the fugitive slave law of 1850. to me the pivotal political event in the decade leading up to the civil war. the fugitive slave law changes the political dynamics of this country in ways that nobody could have anticipated at the time. and at the center of that change in political dynamic are the activities of slaves themselves who run away. so what i am interested in looking at in the series of lectures then is how does the action of th
some of your first campaigns. i think about all of the places i used to travel in illinois, and the first race i ran as a state senator and michelle and i had to, like, xerox or go to kinkos and copy our flyers. we didn't have a tv budget back then, and we rode around in my car, and i filled it up with my gas, and i'm the one who got lost if i took a wrong turn and what's amazing, though, when i think about it is how many people you meet from every walk of life all across illinois in big cities, small towns, upstate, downstate, quads, you name it and you always hear similar stories from people about the parents, their grandparents and struggles they've gone through and how they've been able to find a job who paid a living wage and look after their families and the kids have done better than they did and those stories would resonate with me and michelle because that was our story. that was our lives and when i came to iowa for the presidential campaign. first stop, cedar rapids. first stop. [ applause ] first stop. cedar -- i love you back, and the first stop was cedar rapid
kcongress ends slavery in dc. coming up. time magazine columnist talks about the 37th u.s. congress. the university of nebraska lincoln hosted this event. >> well, there's probably several hundred people more appropriate to talk about 1862 than i. i feel a little overmatched by the expertise in the room, but if you're bear with me, this will be over soon. i would like to thank bob sutton for the very warm introduction and for the park service participation in this really cool event. i was so excited when i heard that rick edwards and the center for great plains studies has come up with this idea. it couldn't be a more appropriate place to tackle the significance of what i believe was arguably the pivotal year of american history. 1862 was certainly the most eventful year in american history. perhaps the most misunderstood. the year in which the civil war became a cataclysm. the federal government became a colasses. and the confederate came nearest to winning its independence yet suffered the key losses that led to its doom. it was the year that abraham lincoln established his greatn
as they didn't have a job they were given basically an account money that they could use to support their family or to get additional training or education or something like that. it totally eliminates the marginal disincentive that unemployment insurance provides to recipients against work. doing such a thing might be difficult or impossible for other welfare programs. but it's a model that people need to realize. people respond to incentives. as congressman moore pointed out, they might not have college degrees, but the typically welfare recipient is able to figure out whether it's worth their while to work. what we done want to do is make sure people get just enough for get by and provide disincentives for them to work. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. we'll move on to questions now. i'll like to recognize the chairman of the select revenue subcommittee for five minutes. >> thank you. >> i've got a chart that you will see on your tv monitor. in your testimony you note quote, for each percent arch point lower unemployment the increase in real hourly wages for low wage workers
and folks with higher incomes. >> this is one of the problems we're concerned about, using the tax code for this manner. especially at the federal level, also at the state level too. where we're collecting taxes and giving back to some people who do things that we want to reward, and then we add additional taxes to people who do things that we want to discourage. and, of course, that gets captured by the political process, and the interest -- the special interests that want to have certain tax provisions, that's a big reason why our tax code is so many pages, so many millions of pages and takes so much time to comply with. it's not so much complying with the rate or figures out what your income is, those are significant drivers of time and expense with our tax code. it's also, all of these little provisions, you get this, you do this, this happens to you. we use our tax code not just to raise revenue as we would prefer, but to change social behavior. >> tampa, florida is next. irene, republican line. >> caller: my question is, why do the hospitals have to see you when you get sick. all
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